This is an impressive and lucid survey of eighteenth-century intellectual life, providing a real sense of the complexity of the age and of the cultural and intellectual climate in which imaginative literature flourished. It reflects on some of the dominant themes of the period, arguing against such labels as 'Augustan Age', 'Age of Enlightenment' and 'Age of Reason', which have been attached to the eighteenth-century by critics and historians.Their leading apologist was Richard Challoner (1691w1781), author of dozens of controversial and devotional works, including what was for long the standard modernized version of the Douay Bible. His Garden ofthe Soul (1740), a#39;a Manual ofanbsp;...
|Title||:||The Eighteenth Century|
|Publisher||:||Routledge - 2014-07-15|